Newport International Boat Show Announces New Products Award Winners

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the results of this year’s Newport For New Products™ (NFNP) Awards. Judged on Thursday during the Show’s opening day and announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, September 17, 2021, the 14th Annual NFNP winners are:

Best New Electronics Product:            Synchronized Main Furling System by Selden Mast

Best New Boating Operation,
Maintenance or Safety Product:          Electric Outboard Engine by Flux Marine

Best New Wearable Weather Gear:    Helly Hansen HP Ocean FZ Jacket by Helly Hansen

Best New Sailboat 40’ and Over:        Hylas H57 by Hylas Yachts International, LLC.

Best New Sailboat Under 39’:             AP 14 XFFC by Arey’s Pond Boat Yard

Best New Powerboat 40’ and Over:    Ocean 63 by Hunt Yachts

Best New Powerboat 21-39’:               Sportsman 38 by Huckins Yacht Corp.

Best New Powerboat Under 20’:         Whaly 500R by Waypoint Marine Service, LLC.

People’s Choice Award:                      Back Cove 390 by Back Cove Yachts

Green Award – Products:                    Electric Outboard Engine by Flux Marine

Green Award – Boats:                         Salona S46 by Green Yachts

A highlight of the industry, NFNP entries were open to domestic and foreign products launched in the U.S. after April 1, 2021 that made their boat show debut at Newport. Show attendees selected the People’s Choice Award winner; all other category winners were selected by a team of industry experts on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer, safety and aesthetics.

The Newport International Boat Show opened on Thursday, September 16, 2021 and continues through Sunday, September 19 on the Newport waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, the event hosts nearly 600 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15- to 90-feet, and a wide variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. For more information on the 50th Annual Newport International Boat Show and the 14th Annual Newport For New Products awards, please visit